Girl, 13, who thought she was pregnant kills herself after 'gang rape'

Two suspects have been identified and one of them has been arrested

Maya Oppenheim
Women's Correspondent
Tuesday 19 November 2019 17:36
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The young girl has only been identified by her nickname Pinkie
The young girl has only been identified by her nickname Pinkie

A 13-year-old girl who believed she was pregnant has killed herself after she was allegedly gang raped by six men in Bangkok.

The young girl, who has only been identified by her nickname Pinkie, is reported to have died just before midnight on Friday in the capital of Thailand.

The alleged gang rape is believed to have happened a few days before this, on 11 November.

Her mother informed police of the alleged gang rape before her daughter died, local news site Coconuts Bangkok reports.

She is said to have told authorities her daughter was kept hostage in Khlong Toei’s Khlong Tan area last week by several men, and raped.

Two suspects have been identified and one of them has been arrested after an unregistered firearm was seized from his home during a raid, police told the outlet.

“Both suspects face charges for collaborating to sexually abuse the girl,” a Royal Thai Police spokesperson said.

“There were two girls, two boys on the night of the incident. One of the girls, Pinkie, is dead. Warrants have been issued for both boys.”

The teen believed she was pregnant, according to Coconuts Bangkok.

The young girl posted a series of troubling messages on Facebook in the wake of the alleged rape attack, according to the New Zealand Herald.

If you are in need of mental health support, you can contact the free 24/7 Samaritans helpline on 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.

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